NCSL’s Standing Committees develop policy directives and resolutions, adopted by the conference, that serve to guide NCSL's advocacy before the federal government.
Health insurance coverage and affordability continues to be a top issue across the country, with states increasingly taking the lead in helping more residents obtain insurance at reasonable rates. Federal Section 1332 "health innovation" waivers allow states to establish a reinsurance program to help reduce premiums.
Keep up with recent federal activity including legislation in Congress, federal regulatory highlights, funding and grant announcements, new federal agency guidance, and other federal activity affecting the states.
Policies under the jurisdiction of the Health and Human Services Committee address the nexus between state and federal policy making as it relates to health and human services programs that provide critically important services to individuals and families.